"Van" J.B. Vander Ark

Prime Time Band Founder

Yearbook Dedication

The 1968 La Colina Junior High yearbook was dedicated to Van.
We Sought and Found Genuine Devotion

The yearbook Staff proudly dedicates the 1968 Acrobiblos to Mr. Bernard Vander Ark, now completing his ninth year at La Colina.

An enthusiastic and patient musical director, known for his pleasant personality, he is a favorite among students.

He sacrificed much of his personal time working to help the orchestra and stage band achieve perfection in their numerous performances.

Under his leadership the band acquired first place in the Santa Maria Elks Parade for six consecutive years.

Also a grade of superior for seven consecutive years was achieved by the orchestra at the Music Festival, and this same high grade was earned by the band for four consecutive years.